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E-Business, e-Government & Small and Medium-Size Enterprises : Opportunities and Challenges - Brian J. Corbitt

E-Business, e-Government & Small and Medium-Size Enterprises

Opportunities and Challenges

By: Brian J. Corbitt (Editor), Nabeel A. Y. Al-Qirim (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 2003
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Much of the e-commerce and IT research in small and medium sized enterprises (SME) indicates that these smaller businesses are lagging behind in implementing technological advances. This raises concerns for these SME's success as the Information Age becomes ever more of a reality. e-Business, e-Government & Small and Medium-Size Enterprises: Opportunities and Challenges offers a collection of chapters highlighting successful policy and practices which encourage SME's success in numerous different countries. Such a collection of international experiences and expertise offers policymakers, legislators, researchers, and to professionals insight into addressing the significant issues that are importance to the small business sector and ultimately will lead to the depiction of a more effective regulatory frameworks that will lead to the long-term success of EC in SMEs in countries around the world.

Prefacep. vi
Electronic Commerce Initiatives and Policy Implications in Different Countries in the World
The Government and eGovernance: A Policy Perspective on Small Businesses in New Zealandp. 1
Building Infrastructure for SME Adoption of E-Business: The Canadian Experiencep. 19
Helping SMEs to Engage in Electronic Commerce: The Dutch Wayp. 46
E-Commerce as a Business Enabler for Small and Medium Size Enterprises: Issues and Perspectives from Singaporep. 65
An SME Experience of E-Commerce: Some Considerations for Policy Formulation in Australiap. 91
Obstacles to SMEs for E-Adoption in the Asia Pacific Regionp. 112
Formulating Policy on E-Commerce and Trade for SMEs in the Asia Pacific Region: An APEC Studyp. 134
EU E-Commerce Policies: Enhancing the Competitiveness of SMEs Through Innovationp. 156
Policy Implication for Networked SMEs in Supply Chain
B2B E-Commerce Infrastructure Success Factors for Small Companies in Developing Economiesp. 185
Comparison of Factors Pertaining to the Adoption and Non-Adoption of Electronic Commerce in Formally Networked and Non-Networked Regional SMEs: A Study of Swedish Small Businessesp. 206
Bridging B2B E-Commerce Gaps for Taiwanese SMEs: Issues of Government Support and Policiesp. 244
Policy Push and Monitoring
Providing Information for Business: Government Strategy for the Online Worldp. 269
Government Promotion of E-Commerce in SMEs: The Australian Government's ITOL Programp. 287
About the Authorsp. 305
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9781591402022
ISBN-10: 1591402026
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 317
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: IGI Global
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.01 x 18.34  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.82